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Re: New method for Packages/Sources file updates

Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
I think the whole approach is needlessly complicated. Could you
read the idea covered in the thread starting at
and explain what's wrong with it in your opinion?
+ no performance difference for daily updates (+- a few bytes)

That's not correct: the "ed diff" format only needs to transmit the new "Version:", "Filename:", size, and md5sum fields if they're the only things that change. The unchanged fields such as "Package:", "Description:" don't appear in the transmitted data.

In any case, do the measurements, don't just randomly hypothesise.

(Or, hey, use the measurements that've already been done,


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